The Bob Lanza Blues Band
Blues from the heart!!
NEW RELEASE "TIME TO LET GO" reaches # 5 on The National Blues Chart Receiving Great Revues!!! Released October 2016
When I first heard the Bob Lanza Band, I thought I was listening to a Texas-based band. I almost fell on the floor when I read that they were from northern New Jersey. The band has a timeless sound...that kind of thing that sounds like it has been around forever, and will never grow old. This band is as tight as the proverbial gnat's backside. This is a keeper. - Bill WilsonOne of the highlights of Lanza’s albums is the unique and imaginative way that he handles cover tunes. On Time to Let Go, he capably handles tunes associated with Hank Williams (a rip- roaring horn-driven “Mind Your Own Business”), Muddy Waters (“Go No Further” and “Walkin’ Thru the Park”), Ronnie Earl (a stirring “Follow Your Heart”), Percy Mayfield (the soulful “Love Me or Leave Me”), and the standard “Your Turn To Cry.” Lanza is known for his mad guitar skills, but he also does a fine job behind the mic, and the band provides outstanding support. Time to Let Go is another winner from this top notch New Jersey ensemble. – Graham Clarke
Holy cow- talk about loud, rude, lascivious blues! These guys really lean into it, playing as if they really do have hellhounds on their trail. It’s Time To Let Go is the best, most extreme hard rockin’ blues I’ve heard since SRV.- The Rock Doctor
Born and raised in the wilds of northern New Jersey, Bob Lanza took advantage of his proximity to New York City to learn from the great Johnny “Clyde” Copeland and Floyd Phillips. Their influences can be heard in the passion embedded in all of Lanza’s music. More recently The band had garnered national attention recently by providing support for Trudy Lynn, The Houston based BluesSinger, and The Houston "Harpace" Steve Krase. The band also has had the honor of backing "Superharp" James Cotton on some East Coast appearances. All that being said, they are a true Blues Band in every sense of the word blues!! (If James Cotton is using you, thats says you play blues)
With 4 cd's to their credit, they have become a favorite on The Northeast Festival Circuitfestival, and club gigs, from New Jersey to Texas.
Things ain't so bad 2009
til the pain is gone 2014